Scholarships, bursaries and awards can significantly change your university experience. As a student applying to universities, be sure to research every funding opportunity. Following a few key tips could change your life!
- Check if an application is required. For example, at the University of Guelph-Humber, every high school applicant with an admission average starting at 75% is automatically considered for our Renewable Entrance Scholarship. Our Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship and bursaries require an application.
- Check deadlines. Our $36,000 Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship has a deadline of January 25. Make sure you apply to all the scholarships at the schools you are interested in by their deadlines as you may not have selected your top school yet.
- What qualifications are required? Qualifications can include, grades, need, volunteerism, etc. For example, our Registrar’s Need-Based Entrance Bursary looks at need and our in-course Diversity and Community Engagement Scholarship for students that are Black, Indigenous or People of Colour, and looks at the extent and impact of engagement in the community and/or at the University of Guelph-Humber.
- Check for renewability. Some university scholarships are only offered for first year, while others can continue/renew. Our Renewable Entrance Scholarship has renewal amounts ($1,000 to $4,000) each year and you are eligible to renew for three years after admission.
“I am eternally grateful to have stumbled upon the Founders’ scholarship the evening it was due! In the application, I shared the volunteer work I enjoyed doing throughout high school—from clubs and councils, to sports teams, tournaments and work with nonprofits—why it was important and how these experiences shaped the person I am today,” explains Lauren Abela.
“Being chosen as a Founders’ recipient can only be described as life-changing. It meant I wouldn’t have to work so much and could instead focus my time on studying, learning and experiencing. It also proved that my volunteer work did not go unnoticed and is appreciated.”
Lauren is a recent UofGH Psychology graduate. She received the Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship and additional scholarships and awards adding up to more than $36,000!
UofGH wants to reward your success AND ease the financial stress of tuition. Fund your university education with a combination of scholarships, bursaries and other in-course awards. At UofGH, you will earn an honours degree and a college diploma, more than the typical four-year honours degree program. Choose from seven focused programs—Business, Community Social Services, Early Childhood Studies, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Media & Communication Studies and Psychology.